These last few weeks have been a rollercoaster – as a Head Huntress and as an American. Wall Street is in shambles, our bailout didn’t really do any bailing out, unemployment is going up, our Presidential candidates are debating but not necessarily answering any questions, people are scrambling to maintain standards of living, our greatest joy is the return of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are more popular than ever, and I can’t seem to understand the hiring patterns of… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on October 10, 2008 at 1:03pm —
Original post and comments are on:
Web 2.0 with its main characteristic that ‘Everyone Can Publish’ didn’t really make much difference to the jobs web sites. Even the ‘Most Professional’ social network LinkedIN
did not have much of the impact on the job boards, even to the ones tightly integrated with it like… Continue
Added by Ivan Stojanovic on October 10, 2008 at 12:39pm —
"Narcissists like to be in charge, so it stands to reason that a new study shows individuals who are overconfident about their abilities are most likely to step in as leaders, be they politicians or power brokers.
However, their initiative doesn't mean they are the best leaders. The study also found narcissists don't outperform others in leadership roles."
An unscientific study by recruiters - who themselves scored high on narcissism scales - included comments such… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 12:14pm —
Latest story: A hiring manager I am working with in medical sales asked for a completed job application, rather than just a resume. The job is a 65 -75k base, with another 45k up for grabs in commissions. Nothing to sneeze at, surely. When the manager reviewed the application, he discovered that the candidate didn’t fill out the references area or any of the money questions. (You do leave this stuff off a resume, but not off an application when they are specifically asked for.) The manager that… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on October 10, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Source: From Gaping Void
, Interview With Seth Godin
I like Seth Godin. But when I read point number one in this interview, I had to wonder if I'm dumb.
He claims to be saying something radical but it seems to be a confusing restatement of the most basic business principle: If you provide a product to a market that wants it you are going to be successful.
Or is he saying that if you want… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on October 10, 2008 at 11:39am —
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 10:21am —
So I've a friend that is a college recruiter. But not like you'd probably think. Most people hear the term 'College Recruiter' and think of a fast talker looking to get new grads to attend their college because of this sports program or that sports program. Others might imagine a corporate (or professional sports) type that hits the colleges to impress juniors and seniors with great corporate culture or career opportunities.
My friend recruits for people to attend college… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 10, 2008 at 10:00am —
"Hispanics often are raised in environments in which they’re taught not speak up and that sharing their accomplishments constitutes bragging."
"People tend to assume all Hispanics are the same — that’s like assuming everyone who speaks English is the same."
"The death rate of frontline Hispanics in the manufacturing and construction industries is higher than any other group, so organizations would be wise to implement work-safety training programs in Spanish for those… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 8:00am —
Here's Forbes 200 Best Small Companies
: Was wondering is these companies also have better than average recruiting functions. Anyone from these companies on RBC?
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 7:53am —
Nothing like making a contentious statement on a Friday is there? Well this one has been rattling around my brain for the last week, and I felt it was about time it got 'aired'!
Is there now going to be an evolution in the generation Y revolution? Continue
For all the people that read my blog regularly (and thank you by the way), you will have got the vibe that I am a…
Added by Andy Headworth on October 10, 2008 at 5:12am —
There's a reason people associate used-car salesmen with charlatans. Cars went from a luxury to an absolute necessity, and with the proliferation of models, brands and personalization of automobiles, who's to know if the one you're getting is better or worse than an equally priced one next door?
Similarly, Software Professionals have gone from targeting their careers to sophisticated design of top secret military programs or higher education applications to being requested for pretty… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 9, 2008 at 2:01pm —
I'm speaking at a chapter of the MOAPS October 23rd, teaching recruiters how to use LinkedIn for their recruiting needs. The training differs significantly from what you'll see in other places - it's purpose is to convince recruiters that the attitude you take into a network like LinkedIn is more important than the actual number of contacts or the resumes you can uncover.
The training looks like it will be reprised in Springfield, MO later this year, under a new arrangement I've put… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on October 9, 2008 at 1:30pm —
As recruiters, we work with companies when they are on the verge of change. Most of the time, they are either ramping up for growth, replacing someone who's left, replacing someone who's currently in the position, or are adding a new division and they need to staff up. Either way - a job order from a company signifies change, growth, and new opportunity.
It goes without saying that the candidates with whom we work are at the cusp of change in their lives as well. They are either… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on October 9, 2008 at 11:08am —
Check out Mark Berger's tips on building a home-made ATS. To compliment a list of services that will help you populate it with resumes Mark points us to some off-the-shelf tools for finding that diamond in the rough.
Read: Need More Resumes?
Happy Thursday! Ami G
Added by Amitai Givertz on October 9, 2008 at 8:47am —
Today is the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat over on the MagicMethod network at noon (EST). This week's topic is a continuation of the last few classes - chasing ideas on how to develop sourcing business in these troubled times.
Developing business really isn't that much different from developing a "names list" - first we have to find who the decision maker is for this activity within organizations and then the more challenging… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 9, 2008 at 7:23am —
So, here we are, nearing the under 9,000 mark on the DOW and watching the world economy on a roller coaster ride of epic proportions. These are the days of lost savings, and epic hopes dashed. These are the days where your co-workers are watching their bank accounts, and freinds and family wonder: What's Next? How will I pay that bill? So much is happening around us, and many folks need that innate spark to light the way. Who will lead that way? Who will be the power players to ignite change?… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 9, 2008 at 1:30am —
I am career coach and love to help people get hired within in 6 weeks to 2 months from the day they start their job search. I used to be a recruiter and a headhunter for about 9 years. I like to give my clients hot tips that will help them get noticed in cyber space.
It used to be that 80-90% of the people that had success quickly in their job searches were heavily networked or really using their networks. Well those statistics have significantly changed over the last 4-5 years. Most… Continue
Added by Rebecca Martin on October 9, 2008 at 1:25am —
I just completed a video interview with Bill Vick, the recruiting guru and publisher of http://www.xtremerecruiting.tv/. We talked about joblish, how it came to be and how it's used. I'll post a copy here when Bill releases it.
On the "Stuff" front, here's a suggestion for how an HR professional or recruiters should use joblish. (www.joblish.com)
When you're using joblish to write job ads, or code resumes, just use it. There's no need to register or to log in if you are a… Continue
Added by Mark Bielecki on October 8, 2008 at 6:30pm —
American Math Chuckleheads
- and read the comments too.
Is it any wonder that metrics confuse so many recruiters?
Added by Steve Levy on October 8, 2008 at 4:54pm —
I am working for staffing company and ready to split the share. 10% margin till the candidate is on contract.
I am looking for candidate for a 3-6 month contract opportunity in the Kennesaw area.
Here are the details:
SQL Developer will be responsible for the analysis, design, development, maintenance and support of software applications.
Develop stored procedures
Perform tuning and optimization
Conduct unit-level… Continue
Added by Sowmya R on October 8, 2008 at 4:30pm —